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  • adj. showing maintenance or attention
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of maintain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. kept in good condition
  • adj. continued in your keeping or use or memory


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  • Starting with issue #1 Jan. 9, 2008, the title maintained a steady publication schedule for most of the first eight issues, but that seems to have fallen by the wayside.

    Hey, Marvel! Where the heck is "The Twelve #9"?

  • The Iraqi government under President Saddam Hussein maintained from the start that Speicher perished at the crash site.

    Speicher, Michael S.

  • The Iraqi government under President Saddam Hussein maintained from the start that Speicher perished at the site where his F/A-18 fighter jet crashed in the desert.

    Speicher, Michael S.

  • It meant giving up his profession, to which he was much attached; but the estates had to be looked after and the dignity of the title maintained; and now there was leisure for the reading and writing of plays, which had been his secret ambition.

    Molly Brown's Orchard Home

  • In addition to assessing bonding and bridging social capital, we explore a dimension of social capital that assesses one's ability to stay connected with members of a previously inhabited community, which we call maintained social capital.

    Stephen's Lighthouse: February 2008 Archives

  • Perrin maintained that “there are advantages to cooperating with other countries, not just the source countries, but also other countries along the migrant smuggling chain,” because this would assist Canada in “creating proactive responses to protracted refugee situations.”

    The Ocean Lady: Rethinking “Illegal” Migration in Canada : Law is Cool

  • Wisconsin maintained its core fundamentals by ranking among the nation's best in turnovers (8.8 per game) and scoring average (56.9 ppg).

    Big Ten Conference

  • Presumption that a non-Recessionary economy can be maintained is foolish, and will lead to all the complications experienced by the Keynesians. lgl

    Privatizing Keynes, Michael Munger | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • His alma mater, Atkinson maintained, is the most highly ranked American university with a college of agriculture, agriculture has an enormous impact on the environment, and a productive, efficient agriculture sector is a key ingredient in economic development.

    Cornell Gets $80M Gift For Sustainability Work

  • WikiLeaks, Assange maintained, is free from the political constraints that tie the hands of a mainstream media organization like the Times, and so does not have to make editorial concessions to the Pentagon that could compromise its accuracy.

    Christopher Alessi: WikiLeaks Founder Lashes Out At New York Times


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